Nourish: Happiness is a 20 Second Hug

It’s the end of the week and I’m a slug. Yup, I’m barely hanging on to my chair and all I want to do is crawl home and indulge in a bunch of fat and sugar – my drugs of choice. And it becomes so hard to fight against when it’s dark going to work and coming home.

But I’m not going to do that, nope. I’ve booked myself a massage and will follow that with going home for a 20 second hug from husband and daughters. That should nourish me.

Why 20 seconds? A hug that is at least that long releases oxytocin which makes us feel good and strengthens our immune system. It’s easy, it’s fast and our family loves it. So go get hugging!

Alana Elliott is the Founder and President of Libre Naturals (formerly Nonuttin’ Foods), a gluten free and allergy friendly food company she founded in response to her family’s many food allergies and immune disorders.  Please check out Libre Naturals at: